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Saturday, April 4, 2020

Ag News

Agri-food businesses get financial boost from feds, province

Ten farm and agri-food businesses in the area are getting a collective $232,000 boost courtesy of the federal and provincial governments. Among the funding recipients...

Pork a pawn in battle with China

Canadian producers are hoping for a swift resolution to the country’s latest trade dispute with China after a ban was imposed on all pork...

A new partnership goes to market

The Wellesley Farmers’ Market is returning for another season to the open-air pavilion outside the Wellesley arena. As of Saturday, organizers will once again...

Maple syrup producers waiting on a deep freeze

The chilling cold of Canada’s winter has long been the herald of the coming maple syrup season. And though the weather has been less...

Strong farm yields come on the back of a warm, wet summer

The autumnal equinox this Saturday marks, officially, the first day of fall, and for many it’s a reminder of the upcoming seasonal harvest. Pumpkins,...

Group publishes guide for prospective new farmers

The National Farmers Union of Ontario has published the Young Agrarians Ontario Land Access Guide to help new farmers find creative ways to succeed...

Getting down to the business of enjoying strawberry season: fresh and local

With berry season in full swing, now is the time to attend those pick-your-own farms and kiosks available for prospective buyers around town. Martin’s...

FMO program is a reality check for farm-to-table goods

Farmers’ Market Ontario is very much an advocate for the offerings of genuine, local farmers. To that end, the organization is alert for resellers...

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The don’ts and dos on coronavirus

Some of the views expressed here are controversial. So, do ask your doctor. Dr....

Number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in the region

There are now 148 cases of COVID-19 in Waterloo Region, the Public Health department reported this morning...

Shantz, William Bruce “Bill”

William Bruce "Bill" Shantz Passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at...

Delve deep into Observer archives.

Looking for a previous edition of The Observer? Our online archives extend back to 2008.

April Fools prank hits school board social media

Normally the first day of April is devoted to good humoured pranks on friends and family. But,...

Floto, Kim Laverne

Kim Laverne Floto Passed away peacefully with family by his side on Wednesday,...

Region records second death due to COVID-19

A man in his 50s is Waterloo Region’s second coronavirus-related death, with Public Health officials announcing yesterday...

Rody, Kathryn Marie (nee Kelly)

Passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at Grand River Hospital,...